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2015 MBA Application ThreadAlright, So who's struggling through R1 apps like I am? Trying to find the time between my 70 HR week, my needy GF, and life's general bullshit has been tough but I'm through a few first drafts of essays and have my R1 school schools down to Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Booth, and Sloan. Who... 1 day 15 hours
Should I retake my 700?47Q, 40V. Lowest Verbal I've gotten since my cold test (was averaging 43-44). Quant is in line with practice tests. White Male, lots of volunteering, 3.4 Econ graduate from top private but non ivy school (think Duke/Northwestern), FLDP at F500 then FP... 5 months 1 week
Tony Stewart Hit and Kills Another Driver... and is still racing today. Here is the video: http://deadspin.com/reports-tony-stewart-ran-over-opposing-driver-during-1618893708 I don't care about racing, at all, but considering Tony's one of the best few drivers in the world and many of the eye witnesses said he gunned his engine at the... 1 year 2 weeks
NYU PT Worth It?Pretty much the question in the title. I'm doing FP... 1 year 1 month
Asking for a raise/bonus after only 6 months? All, So i'm 6 months into my new position. Most of you know I was an FLDP in Aerospace and I immediately left that company for what I think was a promising position in healthcare at a smaller more meritocratic. I make 80k base and was given a 10k signing bonus and i'm the only junior analyst... 1 year 8 months
Start up offer - need adviceSo, i've been MIA on here for awhile and I apologize to some of you that have pmed me about corp fin. I started a new job that has turned out to be very demanding and just kind of fizzled out spending so much time on here. But recently i've had a new possibility. I've been approached by someone... 1 year 11 months
In love with a girl who you are pretty sure is...Long story short, i've been dating a girl casually for about 7 months and we have been, supposedly, "exclusive" for going on 4 now. However, we are going to have to be long distance for a year. She moved home in May and is there until she starts her new 1yr volunteer commitment that is many... 2 years 2 months
Is renting in NYC/NJ impossible to do sight...What the topic says. I am moving for work and need to do it quickly. But I haven't been able to have any luck because of the fact that I can't make it to the area before I need to move. The last two times I moved I just rented a place from craigslist from pics but no one seems to want to allow me... 2 years 3 months
Had a dream about WSOThat included Brady having a breakdown because he still couldnt get into Harvard. And then me getting my certified user status revoked and being really upset about it. Signs my life is pathetic? I think so. 2 years 3 months
Should I take the new offer?So friends, I have doled out some of my wisdom, I'm now looking for a little perspective back. I am entering my final year of a 3 year FLDP. I've been pretty fed up with the process at this point simply because I don't find the work challenging, interesting, or rewarding. So i've been... 2 years 3 months

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Natalie_Accepted: All Day, are you planning to...[quote="Natalie_Accepted"]All Day, are you planning to retake the GMAT? If not, you'll need to explain your quant. You've selected quant heavy schools (except HBS, but they don't need to overlook the quant). Use your athletics to explain your drive, determination and ability to size up the... 3 days 22 hours
Natalie, I'd be interested if you would help me...Natalie, I'd be interested if you would help me handicap my chances at my R1 schools. R1: Harvard, Wharton, Booth, Sloan, Columbia GMAT: 730 (but 62nd % quant) Undergrad: 3.49 across two universities, graduated from relatively prestigious semi target (think Johns Hopkins, ND, WUSTL, etc... 5 days 8 hours
anonymous1989: I'm currently 26 and have always...[quote="anonymous1989"]I'm currently 26 and have always wanted to get an MBA at some point, but time has flown since undergrad. I've been working on the CFA and haven't put much thought recently into the MBA, but I fear I'll be aged out of the typical MBA demographic before I realize it (based on... 1 week 6 hours
Buy side jobs in PE/HF are notoriously hard to...Buy side jobs in PE/HF are notoriously hard to get out of any business school if you don't have pre MBA buyside experience. Even the lower part of the M7 it would be extremely hard for you to get a PE/HF job if you don't have the right pre MBA pedigree. If the only reason you are going to b school... 1 week 21 hours
wilhug: NYU, CBS and others in New York do not...[quote="wilhug"]NYU, CBS and others in New York do not offer scholarships to my knowledge[/quote] Not true, Columbia is just known to be more stingy then others. See: https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/financial-aid/fellowships-scholarships http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-... 1 week 1 day
Nonito: I would pick a school ranked in the top...[quote="Nonito"]I would pick a school ranked in the top 10-15 like UCLA, Cornell or Duke over NYU any day. I guess we all have different preferences. NYU would probably cost you over $200K+ because of the living expenses in Manhattan for similar career opportunities. I think only CBS is worth... 1 week 2 days
Anyone else feeling outrageously disheartened?...Anyone else feeling outrageously disheartened? Every new revision of my Harvard and Columbia essays (the two schools I'm working on right now) someone else seems to rip apart a different issue and I just want to be like Fuck it, stop revising and just submit what I have. 1 week 2 days
HBS is extremely unlikely. It's always worth...HBS is extremely unlikely. It's always worth applying (I am and I know I'm likely giving them 250 dollars to tell me to fuck off) but it's very unlikely you will get in. If you want an MBA, you likely need to open up your school list, and significantly so. Even if this thread was about Columbia I... 1 week 5 days
BehindTheLines: Is you approach pretty much top...[quote=BehindTheLines]Is you approach pretty much top choices in R1, then adding lower choices to R2 if you don't get an acceptance from R1? Thats what I'm doing despite recommendations to have a mix of some "easier" school in Round 1.[/quote] Yup, same approach. Some people have suggested that... 1 week 5 days